Hold you tight
(Yue kuai le, yue duo luo)
by Stanley Kwan
Hong Kong, China
Director: Stanley Kwan
Script: Jimmy Ngai adapted from a novel by Elmond Yeung
Cinematographer: Kwan Pun-leung
Editing: Maurice Lee
Music: Yu Yat-yiu, Keith Leung
Cast: Chingmy Yau, Yue-lin Ko, Sunny Chan, Eric Tsang
Production: Kwan's Creative Workshop Ltd.
Distribution: Trigon Films
35 mm, Colour, 95 min,
OV Mandarin, Cantonese with French Subtitles
1997. In Hong Kong airport, two women who have nothing in common except a strong resemblance, are waiting for a flight to Taiwan. One of them is Ah Moon, a young business woman, and the other is Rosa, visibly older and recently divorced, who wants to make a fresh start in Taipeh. Rosa misses her flight, Ah Moon goes on board and dies in the aircrash. Tong, a real estate agent, fully assumes his homosexuality. He feels very attracted to Fung Wai still in a state of shock after Ah Moon's death, his wife. In a flash back, we see Jie, a young Taiwanese uprooted in Hong Kong, starting a torrid relationship with Ah Moon. Jie who is not aware his mistress died, gets closer to Fung Wai to find out. Once back to Taipeh, Jie meets Rosa and is attracted to her with such close resemblance with his former mistress. She urges him to live according to his desires rather than repress them. Jie leaves a long message on Fung Wai's answering machine; Fung Wai has found in Tong an available and loyal confidant.